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    9:zero:7 build

    I am planning a new bike build.

    9:zero:7 135 mm frame with sliding dropouts
    Carver carbon fat fork
    Alfine 11spd rear
    Marge lite rims
    Shimano xt m785 brakes

    I now have to decide on a few further bits.

    Front hub - possibly a Hope fatsno. I do have a spare CK ss ISO hub in my parts bin but as I am unlikely to be touring or similar it seems overkill to have a rear wheel up front too. Any reasons to use something other than the fatsno hub with this fork?

    Crankset - looking for something that is ideally external BB, but has to fit the 100 mm BB shell and give a decent chainline. It appears the alfine cranks won't do this.

    Tyre choice - the frame is specced for four inch tyres, so thinking about a Fat Larry or Huskder Du. The bike is mainly to be used for trails, then beeches and sand.

    Other parts - should I go for a Hope build - headset, bb, stem, seatpost etc, or use a combination of Chris King and Thomson bits.

    Any help/advice would be gratefully received.

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    Sounds like it will be great I went for Hope / Thomson bits myself....

    You could even get hope brakes to match the hub!

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    i have the same shimano brakes on my 29er and the bleed kit and fluid for them

    am struggling to find an appropriate set of cranks here in the uk, 100mm external bb would be my preferred choice

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    My Alfine-d 135mm 9zero7 frame uses a raceface crankset. I've used a Phil Woods Philcentric BB for chain tensioning but since went 2x11 with an Alfine tensioner. Eitehr way it works fine.

    FWIW I chose drilled Rolling Darryls and love the Husker Dus. I mostly ride trails, not beach.

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    Raceface or truvative both do 100mm external bearing bb's and cranks, you can get them here in the uk no problem.

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    which model of raceface cranks would you suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancing james View Post
    which model of raceface cranks would you suggest?
    My recommendation would be the Atlas cranks. You can still find some online retailers who have some of the anodised ones in stock (red, blue, orange, gold, etc.).
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    This site is your fatbike friend: http://fat-bike.com/2013/06/first-lo...bike-crankset/

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    Here is a uk supplier:

    Race Face Turbine Fat Cranks Arms & BB 100mm

    This place has e13 100mm cranks and the external bb

    Bikes | Mountain Bikes | Road Bikes | Cycle Clothing | Tredz Online Bike Shop

    Happy shopping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancing james View Post
    am struggling to find an appropriate set of cranks here in the uk, 100mm external bb would be my preferred choice
    The Truvativ 100mm Howitzers are external BB. You can match them to any ISIS crankset. A quick search found the BB for 52 pounds, but it might be cheaper getting it from the US, even with postage

    Tim

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    i am thinking of getting the raceface turbine cranks, which chainring would people suggest to work with the alfine. is there a 104 bcd single speed ring that will work best with the alfine sprocket

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    RaceFace Single Non-Shift Chainring | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    A single speed ring, you might want to add a bash ring.... are you going to be doing much riding on the beach??

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    the costs of the build continue to spiral! any suggestions for a bashguard too?

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    RaceFace Light Bash Ring | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    Wiggle and Chainreaction is your friend.....

    alternatively if you want to take the hassle out of it go and see Tim @ Sideways Cycles... he sells 9:zero:7 frames along with the lovely carver carbon forks and would keep you right!

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    have recently lost patience with wiggle, they changed courier company and UKmail are a bunch of oxygen thieves.

    Tim has been a great help so far with many aspects of the build

    mildly shocked that the bashguard costs more than the chainring!

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    I just got a thomson stem from wiggle last week and royal mail delivered it.... I use wiggle as they deliver faster than Chainreaction but if they are using ukmail, which will be a pain if I am not in, then I will stop using.

    I got my bike from Tim and he was great, used his 'off the peg' spec as a starter with a few tweeks and since then have been changing bits and bobs as I go along.

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    So thanks to the advice and information from here, mtbr, Tim at Sideways and Bobby at Kinoko it appears the spec for this has been resolved.

    Raceface Turbine cranks
    Hope BB and headset
    Hope Fatsno front
    Husker Du tyres
    Thomson stem, seatpost and bars

    More than a little excited

    Hope to have the frame fully dressed by next week.

    Also props to smllfrry for sending me some grips to match the black and white build.

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    Great stuff, will be interesting to see the hope headset with the matching frame and fork?

    I was into see Tim today and treated myself to some Knards for the summer, he was trying to tempt me into the lovely Thomson bars but I managed to keep my money in my pocket

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    my frame and fork were still with him today, due to be posted tomorrow

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    There is what appears to be a bit of a problem with my frame. The drive side of the BB is threaded with a British thread, but the non drive side is Italian threaded.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem and how did they resolve it without resorting to buying two different bottom brackets?

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    Tim fitted my BB for me as he said it was awkward

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    Scott at 9zero7 has responded to my emails amazingly quickly, so hope we can come to a speedy resolution soon.

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    Great stuff, how did they manage to put 2 different threads in??

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    No idea, they don't understand so want the frame returned. Problem is Sideways are on holiday until 19th July and I am getting bored of waiting. I am not good at being patient. Have had other shenanigans to deal with, such as finding a pair of marge lite rims in the UK, Hope saying they were now making 100mm BBs but not actually doing so, UK distributor not having Thomson carbon bars in stock....

    Any other 135mm offset frames with sliding dropouts that people could suggest? I have all the parts to hang on a frame.

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    Your looking at a pugsley, or a moonlander. That about it for the 135mm spacing.

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